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The College of Arts and Sciences Planning Calendar contains dates and deadlines for this academic year. Additions and revisions will be distributed as necessary.  Please contact the Dean's Office with any questions.

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July 27, 2020 Deadline to notify all department faculty in writing of department 2020-2021 Regular Cycle T&P meeting date. T&P: Regular Cycle 2020-2021  
July 27, 2020 Deadline to send relevant sections of 2020-2021 Regular Cycle T&P file and copy of T&P criteria to outside referees T&P: Regular Cycle 2020-2021  
August 14, 2020 Fall 2020 New Faculty Orientation Provost Office Events  
August 17, 2020 Faculty reporting date for Fall 2020 semester Academic Calendar  
August 17, 2020 Deadline to notify eligible 2020-2021 Third Year Review candidates in writing to prepare files; distribute timetable. T&P: Third Year Review 2020-2021  
August 20, 2020 First day of classes for Fall 2020 semester Academic Calendar  
August 24, 2020 List of all faculty undergoing 2020-2021 Third Year Review due to Dean's Office. T&P: Third Year Review 2020-2021  
August 28, 2020 Fall 2020 Provost's Retreat Provost Office Events  
August 28, 2020 2020-2021 Regular Cycle T&P files should be complete (including letters from referees) and ready for department review T&P Regular Cycle 2020-2021  
September 7, 2020 Labor Day - Asynchronous Remote Class Day Academic Calendar  
September 8, 2020 Dean's Office notifies all units undergoing external program review in Spring 2021  External Academic Program Review:  Spring 2021  
September 8, 2020 Unit begins self-study External Academic Program Review:  Spring 2021  
September 8, 2020 Dean sends list to Provost of eligible third year review candidates T&P: Third Year Review 2020-2021  
September 9, 2020 Meeting of CAS Graduate Directors Graduate Director Meetings  
September 10, 2020 First notification email to unit identifying search committee chair and requesting three elected members from the department Chair/Director Searches: Fall 2020  
September 11, 2020 Notification of eligibility sent to faculty members and unit heads (Instructional, Clinical and Research) Professional (NTT) Faculty Promotion Review  
September 11, 2020 Unit head contacts external letter writers as appropriate for each eligible faculty member (Clinical and Research) Professional (NTT) Faculty Promotion Review  
September 14, 2020 Deadline to ensure that department faculty have voted on 2020-2021 Regular Cycle T&P cases; notify candidates; notify faculty regarding candidates. T&P Regular Cycle 2020-2021  
September 15, 2020 CAS Faculty Meeting (September 2020) CAS Faculty Meetings  
September 16, 2020 Meeting of CAS Department Chairs, Academic Program Directors and Dean Ford Chair/Director Meetings  
September 18, 2020 Unit sends external reviewer suggestions to Associate Dean External Academic Program Review:  Spring 2021  
September 24, 2020 Unit elects three members to serve on search committee; names of three elected members forwarded by search committee chair to associate dean Chair/Director Searches: Fall 2020  
September 25, 2020 Confirm with department T&P chair that all faculty appealing negative T&P decisions have submitted appeal, and appeals have been announced to faculty; notify Dean in writing immediately. T&P Regular Cycle 2020-2021  
September 28, 2020 Second notification to unit giving full committee names and outlining the full search schedule  Chair/Director Searches: Fall 2020  
September 30, 2020 Meeting of CAS Department Chairs, Academic Program Directors and Dean Ford Chair/Director Meetings  
October 2, 2020 All 2020-2021 Regular Cycle T&P files due via Blackboard submission.  One complete hard copy (including supplemental materials) due to Dean's Office. T&P Regular Cycle 2020-2021  
October 5, 2020 Call for AY 2020-2021 Sabbatical Leave Requests distributed to academic units  Human Resources  
October 5, 2020 Promotion files due to unit head (Instructional, Clinical and Research) Professional (NTT) Faculty Promotion Review  
October 5, 2020 Promotion files sent to external letter writers (Clinical and Research) Professional (NTT) Faculty Promotion Review  
October 8, 2020 Program Announcement:  Dean's Initiatives Dean's Initiatives/Awards  
October 8, 2020 Program Announcement: Graduate Stipend Enhancement Program Dean's Initiatives/Awards  
October 8, 2020 Program Announcement: UREP grant award (Spring 2021) Dean's Initiatives/Awards  
October 9, 2020 Nominations or self-nominations due to search committee Chair/Director Searches: Fall 2020  
October 12, 2020 Midpoint in the Fall 2020 semester Academic Calendar  
October 13, 2020 CAS Faculty Meeting (October 2020) CAS Faculty Meetings  
Week of 10/13/20 Candidate presentations; unit voting process Chair/Director Searches: Fall 2020  
October 14, 2020 Meeting of CAS Department Chairs, Academic Program Directors and Dean Ford Chair/Director Meetings  
October 14, 2020 Meeting of CAS Graduate Directors Graduate Director Meetings  
November 4, 2020 First notification regarding the Comprehensive Process and Timeline Chair/Director Review: Comprehensive w/ Survey  
October 19, 2020 Vote results reported to the unit faculty in accordance with policy.  Vote results, actual ballots and justifications submitted to Dean Chair/Director Searches: Fall 2020  
October 23, 2020 2020-2021 Third Year Review files should be complete and ready for department review T&P: Third Year Review 2020-2021  
October 28, 2020 Meeting of CAS Department Chairs, Academic Program Directors and Dean Ford Chair/Director Meetings  
October 30, 2020 Dean's decision communicated to the unit  Chair/Director Searches: Fall 2020  
October 30, 2020 Deadline:  Faculty Research Initiative applications due to Dean's Office  Dean's Initiatives/Awards  
October 30, 2020 Deadline:  Small Equipment Initiative applications due to Dean's Office Dean's Initiatives/Awards  
November 4, 2020 Dean's Office charge letter confirms reviewers' participation and forwards general review information and schedule External Academic Program Review:  Spring 2021  
November 4, 2020 Dean's Office notifies all units undergoing external program review in Fall 2021. External Academic Program Review:  Fall 2021  
November 2, 2020 Letters due from external letter writers (Clinical and Research) Professional (NTT) Faculty Promotion Review  
November 2, 2020 Promotion files due to CAS with Chair or Director's Letter (Instructional) Professional (NTT) Faculty Promotion Review  
November 3, 2020 General Election Day - Asynchronous Remote Class Day Academic Calendar  
November 6, 2020 Dean sends list to Provost of candidates who will be considered this cycle and action sought in each case.  Dean enters online submission of names at www.sc.edu/tenure. T&P Mid-Year Cycle 2021-2022  
November 9, 2020 Deadline to send relevant sections of 2021-2022 Mid-Year Cycle T&P file and copy of T&P criteria to outside referees T&P Mid-Year Cycle 2021-2022  
November 9, 2020 Completed Post-Tenure Review files due to Department Chairs for distribution to department’s Post-Tenure Review Committee. T&P: Post-Tenure Review 2020-2021  
November 11, 2020 Meeting of CAS Graduate Directors Graduate Director Meetings  
November 16, 2020 Fall budget review:  FY21 A fund projections based on 10/31/20 figures due to CAS Budget Office Budget Planning  
November 18, 2020 Meeting of CAS Department Chairs, Academic Program Directors and Dean Ford Chair/Director Meetings  
November 20, 2020 Deadline for 2020-2021 Third Year Review files to have been reviewed by department faculty T&P: Third Year Review 2020-2021  
November 24, 2020 Face-to-Face Instruction Ends (last day for in-person exams) Academic Calendar  
November 25 - 29, 2020 Thanksgiving Recess (no classes held) Academic Calendar  
November 27, 2020 2020-2021 Sabbatical Requests due to Dean's Office Human Resources  
November 30 - December 1, 2020 Remote Class Days Academic Calendar  
December 2, 2020 Notification regarding Annual Review Process and Timeline Chair/Director Review: Annual w/Survey  
December 2, 2020 Chair/Director Comprehensive Review Evaluation Committee formed Chair/Director Review: Comprehensive w/ Survey  
December 2, 2020 Second notification regarding the Comprehensive Process and Timeline Chair/Director Review: Comprehensive w/ Survey  
December 2, 2020 Notification regarding Standard Review Process and Timeline Chair/Director Review: Standard Review  
December 2 - 4, 2020 Reading Days Academic Calendar  
December 7 - 14, 2020 Remote Final Examinations (includes exams on Saturday) Academic Calendar  
December 7, 2020 Promotion files due to CAS with Chair or Director's Letter (Clinical and Research) Professional (NTT) Faculty Promotion Review  
December 9, 2020 Meeeting of CAS Department Chairs, Academic Program Directors, Center and Institute Directors and Dean Ford Chair/Director Meetings  
December 14, 2020 Commencement Exercises (Columbia Campus) Academic Calendar  
January 4, 2021 Individual Faculty Activity Reports due to Dean's Office Chair/Director Review: Individual Faculty Activity Reports  
January 11, 2021 First day of classes for Spring 2021 semester Academic Calendar  
January 11, 2021 Department Chair or Director Activity/Achievement Summary due (first day of spring semester classes) Chair/Director Review: Comprehensive w/ Survey  
January 11, 2020 Deadline:  Applications for Undergraduate Research Enhancement Program due to Dean's Office (Spring 2021) Dean's Initiatives/Awards  
January 11, 2021 2020-2021 Third Year Review files due to the Dean T&P: Third Year Review 2020-2021  
January 15, 2021 Unit completes self-study; self-study submitted to Associate Dean External Academic Program Review:  Spring 2021  
January 18, 2021 Comprehensive Review Survey distributed Chair/Director Review: Comprehensive w/ Survey  
January 25, 2021 Deadline for department Post-Tenure Review Committee to send reports to faculty members undergoing Post-Tenure Review, Department Chair, and Dean T&P: Post-Tenure Review 2020-2021  
January 27, 2021 Meeting of CAS Graduate Directors Graduate Director Meetings  
January 29, 2021 2021-2022 Mid-Year Cycle T&P files should be complete  (including letters from referees) and ready for department review T&P Mid-Year Cycle 2021-2022  
February 1, 2021 Unit Faculty Survey Responses due; forwarded to committee Chair/Director Review: Comprehensive w/ Survey  
February 1, 2021 Deadline:  Applications for Graduate Stipend Enhancements due to Dean's Office (Round 1) Dean's Initiatives/Awards  
February 12, 2021 Deadline to ensure that department faculty have voted on 2021-2022 Mid-Year Cycle T&P cases; notify candidates; notify faculty regarding candidates T&P Mid-Year Cycle 2021-2022  
February 15, 2021 Chair/Director Annual Review Committee formed Chair/Director Review: Annual w/Survey  
February 15, 2021 Evaluation Committee Report due to Dean Chair/Director Review: Comprehensive w/ Survey  
February 15, 2021 Dean's Office forwards self-study, review questions and final schedule to reviewers. External Academic Program Review:  Spring 2021  
February 19, 2021 Department Post-Tenure Review Committee reports and Post-Tenure Review Development Committee reports due with Department Chair's recommendations to Dean T&P: Post-Tenure Review 2020-2021  
February 22, 2021 Program Announcement:  Nominations for Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Undergraduate Teaching Award Dean's Initiatives/Awards  
February 22, 2021 Confirm with department T&P chair that all faculty appealing negative T&P decisions have submitted appeal, and appeals have been announced to faculty; notify Dean in writing immediately T&P Mid-Year Cycle 2021-2022  
March 1, 2021 Department Chair or Director Activity/Achievement Summary due Chair/Director Review: Annual w/Survey  
March 1, 2021 Department Chair or Director Activity/Achievement Summary due Chair/Director Review: Standard Review  
March 1, 2021 Program Announcement:  UREP grant award (Summer/Fall 2021) Dean's Initiatives/Awards  
March 1, 2021 Deadline:  Applications for Graduate Stipend Enhancements due to Dean's Office (Round 2) Dean's Initiatives/Awards  
March 1, 2021 All 2021-2022 Mid-Year Cycle T&P files due via Blackboard submission.  One complete hard copy (including supplemental materials) due to Dean's Office. T&P Mid-Year Cycle 2021-2022  
March 8, 2021 Annual Review Survey distributed Chair/Director Review: Annual w/Survey  
March 8, 2021 Post-Tenure Review development plans due to Dean's Office T&P: Post-Tenure Review 2020-2021  
March 10, 2021 Meeting of CAS Graduate Directors Graduate Director Meetings  
March 22, 2021 Unit Faculty Survey Responses due; forwarded to committee Chair/Director Review: Annual w/Survey  
March 22, 2021 Deadline:  Non-tenure-track Faculty Award nominations due to Dean's Office Dean's Initiatives/Awards  
March 31, 2021 Dean's response sent to chair/director Chair/Director Review: Comprehensive w/ Survey  
April 28 - May 5, 2021 Final Examinations (includes exams on Saturday) Academic Calendar  
April 5, 2021 Evaluation Committee Report due to Dean’s Office Chair/Director Review: Annual w/Survey  
April 5, 2021 Deadline:  Applications for Graduate Stipend Enhancements due to Dean's Office (Round 3) Dean's Initiatives/Awards  
April 12, 2021 Dean Forwards to the Provost the Development Plan and Post-Tenure Review Committee report for any faculty whose performance is judged as unsatisfactory.  Dean Forwards to Provost the names of all faculty with ratings of "unsatisfactory" Satisfactory" and "Superior" T&P: Post-Tenure Review 2020-2021  
April 14, 2021 Meeting of CAS Graduate Directors Graduate Director Meetings  
April 15, 2021 Dean's Memo sent to chair/director Chair/Director Review: Standard Review  
April 15, 2021 Dean sends names of Unit T&P Chairs to Provost and Faculty Senate Office T&P Mid-Year Cycle 2021-2022  
April 16, 2021 All recommendations of non-reappointment of probationary faculty must be forwarded to the Provost for approval on or before this date T&P: Third Year Review 2020-2021  
April 17, 2021 Dean's letter to candidate and Department Chair T&P: Post-Tenure Review 2020-2021  
April 19, 2021 Spring budget review:  FY21 A fund Projection based on 3/31/21 figures due to CAS Budget Office Budget Planning  
April 19, 2021 Dean's response sent to chair/director Chair/Director Review: Annual w/Survey  
April 26, 2021 Last Day of classes for Spring 2021 Semester Academic Calendar  
April 26, 2021 Deans memorandum to candidate and Department Chair T&P: Third Year Review 2020-2021  
May 3, 2021 All files to the Provost via Blackboard submission and supporting materials to the Faculty Senate Office T&P Mid-Year Cycle 2021-2022  
May 3, 2021 In cases of non-reappointment of probationary faculty, notification must be mailed certified mail no later than this date T&P: Third Year Review 2020-2021  
May 5, 2021 Deadline:  Applications for Undergraduate Research Enhancement Program due to Dean's Office (Fall 2021) Dean's Initiatives/Awards  
May 15, 2021 Meeting with unit, Dean and Associate Dean regarding external review report occurs by this date External Academic Program Review:  Spring 2021  
June 9, 2021 Outstanding fiscal year commitment reimbursements due to CAS Budget Office Budget Planning  
June 15, 2021 Dean's Office final memo sent to unit regarding external review and planned actions External Academic Program Review:  Spring 2021  
July 15, 2021 Dean's Office forwards all completed external reviews to the Provost Office External Academic Program Review:  Spring 2021  

 


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